Our very first Community Partner was GreeningRozzie (http://www.greeningrozzie.org/), which seeks “to make Roslindale a greener, more sustainable and more cohesive community.” GreeningRozzie encourages stores and restaurants to post their “Bring Your Own Container” postcards to cut down on the use of disposable containers. They are currently gearing up to engage the neighborhood in the Rozzie Solar Challenge, a competition to increase the amount of rooftop solar in Roslindale.

Before Covid, we were planning to curate a bookshelf together (an actual shelf made of real wood!) for our pop-ups in the Turtle Swamp Beer Hall in the old substation. When we cancelled our pop-ups and tacked online using Bookshop, we created a virtual GreeningRozzie bookshelf, featuring books about climate change, sustainability, and ecology. We have committed to donating 20% of this shelf’s proceeds to GreeningRozzie.

Its been a pleasure working with Kim Patch, an early supporter of Rozzie Bound who is now on our Cooperative Steering Committee. We are currently working on co-hosting a virtual Earth Day event, so please stay tuned!